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Among agenda items, council will hear from ODOT on 213/Toliver roundabout plus results of food cart survey

Molalla City Council will have a meeting filled with general business Oct. 23.

After a presentation on the 2020 Census from Portland State University, council members will hear about the roundabout that Oregon's Department of Transportation plans to place at the junction of Highway 213 and Toliver Road. City Manager Dan Huff will explain that and the intergovernmental agreement necessary for that traffic calmer to be built.

Senior Planner Alice Cannon plans to discuss Molalla's community and restaurant survey results for a potential food cart ordinance.

The city put a survey online with 10 questions that could be answered quickly to determine if residents would like to have food carts in Molalla.

The survey also was sent to the city's restaurants regarding the potential food cart ordinance.

She also plans to discuss complaints and questions regarding an odor that seems to be coming from Industrial Way. The odor appears to be coming from a hemp processor, which the state licensed. However, it didn't need any permits to operate in Molalla. The plant is currently drying the hemp and extracting oil from it.

Molalla is considering standards relating to the odor to put it into the Municipal Code, Cannon said. So far they have found no other provisions for industrial hemp manufacturing within the state. But Benton County, where there's another industrial hemp plant, is having the same problem with the odor.

Meanwhile, Molalla's Planning Commission met Oct. 2 about an amendment to the Municipal Development Code. It was originally reported that it would be read Oct. 23, but it will be read at the Nov. 13 meeting.

Carol Rosen
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